Eastside Costa Mesa is one of five distinctive sections of Costa Mesa, California. The Eastside section takes in all the land on the southeastern side of the 55 Freeway. The official borders are the 55 Freeway on the south and east sides to the city of Newport Beach. The Eastside is the most popular area for looking for homes in Costa Mesa real estate market. It can also be the most expensive area in Costa Mesa. Eastside Costa Mesa is close to Newport Beach, is in the same school district and just two to three miles from the beaches and Newport Harbor.
The Eastside neighborhood was originally home to farmers and World War II veterans, who built small cottages on large lots. Over time, many of these small cottages have been replaced with larger homes. There are very few homeowners’ associations on the Eastside. There are approximately forty different neighborhoods that make up the Eastside. There are 2,000 individual residences that make up these forty neighborhoods. There are single family home neighborhoods, condo complexes and townhome communities. In the mid 2000’s, Costa Mesa created new preservation regulations on land use, lots must 6000 square feet in order to have a home built on it. There are many local parks for residents to enjoy. Harper Park is named for one of Costa Mesa founders. (In fact, Costa Mesa was once called Harper.) Tustin Park is a popular local park for families. In addition, some Eastside residents are within walking distance of the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve, with its many hiking and walking trails.
Eastside Costa Mesa is one of the most popular places to call home in Costa Mesa. The borders of Eastside Costa Mesa are the 55 Freeway on the south and eastside sides of Newport Beach. The Eastside is the closest area of Costa Mesa to the beaches in the City of Newport Beach and Newport Harbor, making this home to some of the most expensive real estate in Costa Mesa. In addition, the Eastside is home to Old Town and the 17th Street boutique shops and restaurants. Eastside Costa Mesa was originally home to local farmers and many World War II veterans. Historically, homes were small cottages built on oversized lots. Homes have been rebuilt, renovated and remodeled over the years. Few neighborhoods in this area have homeowner associations. Forty different neighborhoods make up this section, offering 2,000 individual residences. There are single family residences, townhomes and condos offered in the Eastside. Since the mid 2000’s, Costa Mesa has enforced new preservation regulations on land use, ensuring lots stay large. The Eastside section has many parks including Harper Park and Tustin Park. Many residents also enjoy walking to the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve.
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